Le Quinquis Camping
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Le Quinquis Camping, Le Pouldu, Brittany, France
  • As a result, the shops in the small villages sell the best vegetables you can get
  • I believe that Le Pouldu is Breton and that it means the equivalent of ‘Blackpool’ in their language
  • I’d recommend some of the nearby villages
  • They can tell you where to go for interesting visits
  • If you fancy some really nice food in really beautiful surroundings, with nice people at a very reasonable price, then do consider Brittany and especially Le Quinquis

    • by Anglecynn
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      If you get the opportunity to go to Brittany, seize it with both hands. It doesn’t matter where you come from, they are the most welcoming of people. They are particularly keen on the British for historical reasons. Indeed, the Bretons have their own language which is similar to Welsh and the two can get along pretty well together. You find that surnames like ‘Morgann’ are to be found in Brittany, just as ‘Morgan’ occurs in Wales.

      Brittany is the finger of land that juts out into the Atlantic in the north-west of France. It means that this part of France gets plenty of rainfall and, as a result, it is a very green place, with real weather. This may not suit everybody, of course, but it means that the summers are not just one baking hot day after another. It is like Britain, but a lot warmer. The countryside is charming, probably because they have lots of small farms (doubtless subsidised by us) producing local produce. As a result, the shops in the small villages sell the best vegetables you can get. They are odd shapes and may be covered in sand, but they will taste great. In Britain, we have fallen for the trans-Atlantic concern that food should look good, without thinking about how


      it tastes!

      Not only do the Bretons excel with vegetables. They are renowned for their seafood, which is as fresh as possible, because in France, fish is often kept alive and will be swimming around in a tank at the fishmongers, so that it is fresher than possible anywhere else in Europe!

      Because I had been to Brittany before, I knew what to expect when I took a ferry there from the south coast of England and drove the width of Brittany to Le Pouldu. I believe that Le Pouldu is Breton and that it means the equivalent of ‘Blackpool’ in their language. Apart from the name, the differences could hardly be greater. It is a place with lots of trees and green fields. The landscape is rolling, like the south of England and you will be astonished at how big France is. It’s twice the size of Britain!

      Nestling in the countryside outside Le Pouldu is a site called Le Quinquis (pronounced Can-Keese, rhyming with ‘geese’). It is a British-owned site with lots of mobile homes that you can rent for peanuts (a week costs £125)!.You can get terrific fans to cool you on the warm days and use the kitchens for cooking and showers, if you need to have a wash. The mobile homes have ...


      • all the comforts you would expect. There are also Trigano tents, which are pretty massive things and provide plenty of ventilation. The site is big and has everything you could want, from birds to moles. France is a country that has lots of life about it. The birds sing their little hearts out and the butterflies are beautiful.

        For recreation, there are two swimming pools and a paddling pool and plenty of barbecues. If you want the children to be taken off your hands, they have qualified staff who will entertain the little blighters – sorry, little darlings – and allow you to have a holiday as well! There’s a bar and a place that serves hot food for those who can’t be bothered cooking for themselves. Their chips are great, by the way! There’s a shop, though the local shop up the road is good and ‘Shoppi’ – that’s its real name – a supermarket in the nearby towns, has great choice in most foods.

        If you want to take part in other activities, there is golf nearby and horse-riding is quite a big thing there. There is a nearby stables that you can hire horses from. There’s also archery to be had and there are excellent walks in the woodlands. I’d recommend some of the

        nearby villages. They have thatched cottages there, just like the sout of England and some are simply beautiful. Take a drive around. It’s well worth it.

        Also – and this is a big point to remember. Le Quinquis is British-owned, so, if you don’t speak a word of French, it doesn’t matter. The staff are really friendly and also British. A number of them are either graduates in French, or students of French, so they speak the lingo fluently. They can tell you where to go for interesting visits. Places like nearby Quimperle, or just down to the sea at Le Pouldu. We have spent many a happy day there, splashing in the big, soft rollers that come in. It’s safe for children in the sea. The sea is warm, by the way, not, repeat NOT cold. As ever, the French show us up. They have expert life-guards at all their beaches, on watch all day.

        If you fancy some really nice food in really beautiful surroundings, with nice people at a very reasonable price, then do consider Brittany and especially Le Quinquis. If you want, you can fly to Dinard Airport. If you hate flying, you can get there (like me) by ferry. Remember what the French say, ‘Bonnes Vacances’! – ‘Have a good holiday!’




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